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Clare celebrates National Tree Week

treeweekClare will kick off ESB National Tree Week celebrations by hosting a tree planting ceremony at Millennium Park in Kilrush on Monday 2nd March at 2pm.

Cllr. John Crowe, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council will join representatives from Kilrush Community School, Kilrush National School and the Kilrush Tidy Towns Committee for the launch which ties in with the town representing Ireland in the ‘Town’ category of the international Entente Florale Competition.

The theme of ESB National Tree Week 2015 (March 1st to 9th 2015) is ‘I Love Trees’ and once again, Clare County Council and The Tree Council of Ireland are providing trees to community groups around the county who have expressed an interest in planting native trees in public areas.

“Trees play many important roles in our environment and they also enhance our villages, towns and our homes by providing places of refuge and beauty.  The beginning of March is an ideal time to get planting, so I would like to invite everyone in the wider Kilrush area to come along to the tree planting ceremony on March 2nd,” said Cllr. Crowe.

“There are so many groups active in Kilrush doing incredible work, and we should support them at every opportunity. As well as promoting Kilrush’s participation in the 2015 Entente Florale competition, the upcoming tree planting ceremony will also provide a wonderful opportunity to get the young people of the wider Kilrush involved in positive environmental action,” he added.

Groups around the county that are interested in obtaining native tree species should contact Mairead Griffin (065-6846386) by 5pm on Friday 27 February.  Trees should be collected on March 2-6th between the hours of 9.00am to 1.00pm and 1.45pm to 4.00pm from the Gardening Section at Cois na hAbhna in Ennis. It will be necessary to have a trailer to transport trees.

ESB Tree National Week is sponsored by the ESB in association with Coillte. Further information is available from http://www.treecouncil.ie.

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About Darren Joyce

Darren is from County Galway and joined The Clare Herald in 2014.

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